This is MELMO’s new sustainable home development in Parkville in melbourne.
A boutique block of only four residences.
Combine off grid living with the blue chip lifestyle Parkville provides.
Located in the heart of melbourne’s university and medical precinct.
NET ZERO by MELMO integrates enduring modernist architecture, world class sustainable energy technology, and holistic healthy house concepts.
NET ZERO, by Melmo is an advanced house prototype offering its owners unprecedented freedom, health and comfort. Each home is 7 star rated. A collaboration with one of melbournes most awarded architectural practices.
These buildings are designed as a future proof asset. They provide buyers with a future geared investment. They incorporate the most progressive ESD technology and engineering available in Australia.
Healthy home features
Low VOC finishes throughout: Tongue oil finish to spotted gum. Beeswax finish to polished concrete floors. Water based chemical free paints and solvents for all painted surfaces. Minimal use of plastic materials.
Proprietary technology used to protect occupants from electro magnetic radiation while they sleep. Sleep better. Healthy for your body to be unplugged each night.
Excellent natural ventilation pathways in the home. Shug windows and the ‘chimney stack’ effect allow the home to have a natural air circulation route. From basement to the first floor. This allows the home owner to passively control the temperature of the home:
Bedrooms located on ground floor for more stable temperature and protected from direct sun.
Designed to incorporate Active low energy temperature control measures: security door in basement and stack effect high efficiency fan system on the first floor is used to increase the flow of cool air from the basement to the living areas.
Highest efficiency ceiling fan units installed in each room of the house. To push heat down in the winter months, and to circulate air in the summer.
Three high efficiency inverter ducted heat/cooling units. Provide additional zoned climate control.
Natural material pallets employed to soothe and relax occupants after stressful demanding workdays.
Commercial grade curtain wall window system. Double glazed. Thermally broken. Argon filled. So you can let the outside in but maintain your indoor air temperature. Flooding the home with light, so you can use less artificial lighting day to day.
Thermal mass: concrete floors and stone paving provides a heat bank in winter months, slowly releasing the suns heat into the building throughout the day. In summer the thermal mass sttablisises the building temperature and acts a s a reservoir of cool mass to help keep temperatures down.
5kw solar panel system
13kw intergrated off-grid ready battery system.
Monitor your homes solar charge on your mobile device.
Electric vehicle charging station. Power your car from your solar off-grid home.
Air source heat pump HWS. Powered by the sun.
No natural gas
Nest smart thermostat intuitively adapts to your heating and cooling patterns. Programs heating and cooling systems without you needing to remember.
Water Management Technology
20,000ltr commercial grade, pressurised underground pontoon water tank.
Commercial grade pump system.
Tank Monitoring system.
Header tank on roof supplies all toilet cisterns with water, and laundry. This tank is topped up once a day by the main underground tank. The pump is programmed to do this once a day from solar power.
The system is designed to easily be fitted with a UV steriliser, thereby allowing the main tank to supply potable water to the home. This enables NET ZERO to be completely water self sufficient, whenever you decide.
Programmed water reticulation system for efficiently watering your landscape.
All Shower heads, and basin taps throughout have highest water efficient rating.
Dishwasher is Bosch highest water rating type.
Toilet cisterns are highest efficiency models
Below basement level: 20,000litre underground water tank.
Basement level: 2 car garage:
Ground floor level: 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Laundry. 2 courtyards.
First floor level: Living area. Dining area. Kitchen. Outdoor terrace.
Common property: security gate with camera. Landscaped entry pathway with established trees.
2 car garage: Own lockable remote roller door. Workspace. EV charging station. Off grid battery system. Air source heat pump HWS.
Remote controlled basement entry gate. Automatic lighting. Concrete floor.
Ground floor level
Master bedroom 1: polished concrete floor. BIR. Ducted heating/cooling. High efficiency fan. Floor to ceiling double glazed door to private courtyard. Ensuite access. Electro-magnetic Radiation shielded room. Architectural wall lights. Quality LED lighting.
Ensuite: shower with frameless glass. Full sized bath with views out to courtyard garden. Concealed storage at basin. Recessed wall shelving in spotted gum. Tile floor and wall surfaces. Ultra quiet exhaust fan. Quality LED lighting.
Bedroom 2: polished concrete floor. BIR. Ducted heating/cooling. High efficiency fan. Floor to ceiling double glazed window to courtyard. Electro-magnetic Radiation shielded room. Architectural wall lights. Quality LED lighting.
Main bathroom: shower with frameless glass. Concealed storage at basin. Wall shelving in spotted gum. Tile floor and wall surfaces. Ultra quiet exhaust fan. Quality LED lighting.
Bedroom 3/study: flexible floorplan. polished concrete floor. BIR. Ducted heating/cooling. High efficiency fan. Floor to ceiling double glazed window wall to courtyard. Electro-magnetic Radiation shielded room. Architectural wall lights. Quality LED lighting. Spotted gum floor to ceiling sliding panel doors.
Major courtyard: Quality Kanmantoo bluestone flagstone paving. Portugese style courtyard. Stone and greenery. 4 meter established Chinese Elm with detailed raised garden beds.
Minor courtyard: this is Master bedrooms private courtyard. Quality Kanmantoo bluestone flagstone paving. 4 meter established Chinese Elm. Bamboo. Again in the portugese style but with a beautiful added detail in that the tree is planted below the paving level and appears quite naturally from amongst the flagstone pieces.
Ground floor detailing
The Central ‘Cube’ of main bathroom and the laundry, and the stairwell wall to the first floor is clad entirely in spotted gum. This spotted gum then ‘folds’ up and over the stairwell wall to flow out across the kitchen and living room floor. Dissapearing into the floor to ceiling wall, creating a lovely natural material horizon to the tree canopies outside. This is the experience of someone entering the home for the first time and being led upstairs to the first floor.
Polished concrete floors throughout. Tiled bathrooms.
Stair treads in spotted gum. Floating stair treads have no backing. So you can see through the stairwell and airflow can pass through easily.
Front door is solid core wooden not glass.
First floor level
Comprises kitchen, living and terrace/alfresco.Open plan
Manufactured by Cantillever sustainable kitchens. Benchtop in E-zero recycled glass. Carcass in E zero board. Doors. Two pack. Blumm soft close fittings throughout. Overhead cabinets. Appliances: All Bosch brand highest energy efficiency units. Bosch package identified as lowest energy suite of appliances. Bosch Electric oven. Bosch Induction cooktop is only type on the market that records how much energy was consumed in cooking operation. Integrated dishwasher.
Floor to ceiling double glazed windows.
Flows onto the outdoor terrace. Ceiling fan. Spotted gum floors. Floor to ceiling double glazed windows.
High efficiency ceiling fan. Spotted gum floors. Antenna connection. Floor to ceiling double glazed windows with garden views.
Quality bluestone tiles. Generous 17m2 size. Great northern orientation. Indoor outdoor lifestyle with access to the dining area.
Planned by Simon Ellis Landscapes the garden beds incorporate established four meter trees such as Chinese Elm and Crepe Myrtle. The front garden has a series of tall snow gums that work with the geometry of the homes, to subtly reference the work of Sidney Nolan, who lived in Parkville throughout WWII. The modernist strict geometry of the façade, gently hints at the boxy head shapes of Nolan’s bushrangers. Much thought and rigour has gone into the development of the NET ZERO landscapes.